Mar 252014

Elephant exchange: The Sri Lankan government has changed its mind about sending a baby elephant to South Korea as a gift, after realising it was born on what it considers to be an important day. The elephant was originally going to be sent as part of an exchange of wild animals.
14 March 2014


Rubbish in Rio: Rio de Janeiro authorities and street cleaners say they have reached a new agreement to end an eight-day strike which has left tonnes of rubbish on the streets of the Brazilian city. The strike by street sweepers had led to piles of rubbish and a bad smell on the street during carnival week.
10 March 2014


Pompeii under threat: The government of Italy has called for an emergency meeting to discuss how to save the ancient Roman city of Pompeii from further ruin. It comes after new damage this weekend at the site.
3 March 2014


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